SB Live! or nForce2 AC'97 Codec? Tags: Sound Cards Epox Codec Components Last response: July 3, 2003 1:15 PM in Components Share Shane_DA_BANE July 2, 2003 2:40:22 AM Hi. I recently purchased the Epox 8RDA+ mobo and I was wondering if I should use the onboard sound codec that this board provided, or should I stick to my old SB Live! sound card? Which one has better quality sound for gaming? More about : live nforce2 codec kinney July 2, 2003 3:07:25 AM I dont think the 8rda+ is soundstorm qualified. If it is, use the soundstorm. I'd probably ditch the soundblaster all together myself as long as the mobo does 4.1. Athlon 1700+, Epox 8RDA (NForce2), Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 80GB 8MB cache, 2x256mb Crucial PC2100 in Dual DDR, Geforce 3, Audigy, Z560s, MX500 svol July 3, 2003 1:15:11 PM According to the review of Anandtech the 8RDA+ uses the nVidia APU just like the Asus board and others. The 8RDA<b>3]</b>+ does not use the nVidia APU however. My CPU fan spins so fast that it creates a wormhole Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SB Live ! Value vs. AC97 Realtek ALC850 vs. nForce2 Forum How do you know if you are getting an nforce2 APU? Forum Abit IC7 onboard sound or SB Live ? Forum Problems with SB Live ! 5.1 Bulk Forum SB Live 5.1 or nForce2 Soundstorm? Forum SB Live ! 5.1 or on-board CMedia 9761 Codec ? Forum Just how bad is the AC97 spec? Forum SB Live Value vs Realtek 6-channel CODEC Forum SBLive + Win2k trouble, should I use the AC97 ? Forum NForce-2 sound crippled by mobo makers Forum nForce2 APU vs. Audigy 2 Forum Ac97 Audio or SB PCI128 Forum NVIDIA nForce2 igp chipset and graphics with GeForce 4mx Forum Windows XP Pro SP3 Forum Loosing Framerate on all Games! Forum Is the Integrated Sound on the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe? Forum Inegrated Realtek Audio - should I worry? Forum Asus A7N8X onboard sound Forum 6300 fx vishera black edition Forum Urgently need some advice regarding SB Live 5.1! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !